The older girls took swimming lessons for the first time this summer. They attended a two-week/ten-day camp at AquaKids and loved every minute of it. As soon as they woke up in the morning, they would ask me, “how long until swimming?” to which I would reply, “ten hours.”
Chelsea was in the Three-1 class.
By the middle of the second week she could independently swim a couple of feet under water. That is a major accomplishment for a girl that doesn’t like to get her face wet. She can now also jump into the water, turn around and swim back to the edge of the pool on her own.
Mallory was in the Preschool-1 class and on day two was already swimming under water on her own.
By the end of the second week she could swim across the short width of the pool, independently take breaths while swimming, float on her back, back fin (swim on her back with baby kicks), and go down the big slide and swim to the side of the pool on her own.
We decided to break our newly introduced “one sport at a time” rule and the girls will take once-a-week swimming lessons in the fall in addition to gymnastics.
Mallory did so well in her lessons that she’ll move up two levels to Preschool-3.
And Chelsea will be in the Three-2 class. Yay for swimming!